Three Tips to Keep Your Bishop Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

The plummeting temperatures in Bishop aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s simple to daydream about the warmer temps, it’s important to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so vital to complete annual furnace service.

We do have to bring up the fact that there are only a couple things that will offer as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is suggested to be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the entire time?

Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a few other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — many energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need fixed. You could be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of cold air to make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you can still have air making its way inside. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in working-order or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be permitting cold air inside. If you uncover any issues, weatherstripping is easy to swap and could take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they might be letting all the hot air in your home escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These three tips are just the beginning, but do note that there are other easy fixes you can do once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy jobs to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the pros at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 760-784-9034 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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